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Sailing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Mixed Skiff

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre, Athina
Date Started: August 17, 2004
Date Finished: August 26, 2004
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 14 of 16 scores to count for final placement.

Gold: ESP Spain
Silver: UKR Ukraine
Bronze: GBR Great Britain

Summary

After 15 of 16 races, nobody had declared themselves, as six teams could still win a medal going into the final race. The leaders were the Spanish crew of Iker Martínez and Xabier Fernández, the reigning World Champions. They placed seventh in race 16, but it was good enough to bring them the gold medal. Britain’s Chris Draper and Simon Hiscocks were slight favorites, having won the 2003 World Championship, and multiple international regattas in 2003, but they dropped back to the bronze medal, beaten by the Ukrainian crew of Rodion Luka and Heorhiy Leonchuk, who would go on to win the 2005 World title. Martínez and Fernández would win a silver medal in this class at the 2008 Olympics.

Nine different boats won the 16 races, with Spain, Great Britain, the United States (5th), and Germany (9th) all winning two. Australia won four of the 16 races, but placed only seventh overall, as they had seven races at 10th place or higher, and in race 15 had an early start which disqualified them.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Spain ESP Gold 67.0 91.0
2 Ukraine UKR Silver 72.0 97.0
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze 77.0 101.0
4 Norway NOR 88.0 123.0
5 United States USA 92.0 125.0
6 Brazil BRA 104.0 132.0
7 Australia AUS 105.0 143.0
8 Finland FIN 111.0 140.0
9 Germany GER 116.0 152.0
10 Austria AUT 122.0 154.0
11 France FRA 130.0 164.0
12 Switzerland SUI 137.0 173.0
13 Denmark DEN 138.0 172.0
14 Italy ITA 138.0 175.0
15 Japan JPN 146.0 185.0
16 Ireland IRL 152.0 189.0
17 Greece GRE 181.4 221.4
18 Poland POL 190.0 230.0
19 India IND 253.0 292.0